For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 to win the US Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles.
Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.
Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the US Open to sit one win away from a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title to continue her remarkable return to the top levels of the game after she almost died while having a baby last year.
Roger Federer handed Nick Kyrgios a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 tennis masterclass by storming into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday with a ruthless display that left the Australian talking to himself and waving the white flag.
Rafa Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major US Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7), 7-6(3) third round win.
Andy Murray was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in the first round by Lucas Pouille, but remained hopeful that he can prove his fitness and compete at the US Open later this month.
Rafa Nadal was at his awe-inspiring best as he recovered from a first set wobble to crush Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in the US Open semifinals on Friday and move within reach of a 16th Grand Slam title.